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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.

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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.

    Who is "Angie" by The Rolling Stones about?

    Who is "Angie" by The Rolling Stones about?

    The song "Angie," released on The Rolling Stones' Goats Head Soup album in 1973, has been the subject of much debate over the years. Is there an actual "Angie" and if so, who is she? Unravel the many rumors about the namesake of this classic tune in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

    Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 10 min
    How “Killer Queen” set the stage for Queen to grab the crown

    How “Killer Queen” set the stage for Queen to grab the crown

    When the band Queen set out to make Sheer Heart Attack, their third album, much was at stake. They were embroiled in a battle over royalties with their management, and guitarist Brian May had become extremely ill while on tour as the supporting act for Mott The Hoople. Broke and finding themselves working under pressures that could have dashed their rock star dreams, Freddy Mercury somehow wrote “Killer Queen.” The whimsical song about a high-class call girl ended up being their first smash hit in the US, and its success finally helped propel the band to headliner status. Take a closer look at this killer song in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

    Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 12 min
    Down Under by Men At Work: the song that made vegemite famous

    Down Under by Men At Work: the song that made vegemite famous

    When Men At Work wrote their 1982 hit, "Down Under," little did they know that it would become a worldwide smash. They were the first Australian band to have a simultaneous number one song on both the Billboard album and singles charts in the US, and the enormous success of this song introduced the world to very Australian things...vegemite spread, what it is to "chunder," and more. Unpack the meaning of this Aussie hit in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

    Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 10 min
    Bruce Springsteen wrote "Hungry Heart" for who?

    Bruce Springsteen wrote "Hungry Heart" for who?

    When Bruce Springsteen decided to double up on songs for his 1980 album, The River, he also decided to keep its biggest hit for himself instead of giving it to the punk rock band he originally wrote it for. With a title inspired by a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, this song about the wanderlust of a traveling man resonated with fans so much that it became his first chart-topping hit, going all the way to number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Unpack the history of “Hungry Heart” in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

    Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 11 min
    How “Sweet Emotion” helped put Aerosmith on the Mount Rushmore of Rock

    How “Sweet Emotion” helped put Aerosmith on the Mount Rushmore of Rock

    They’re not exactly as wholesome as apple pie, but they have been anointed “America’s Greatest Rock Band” for good reason. Aerosmith have sold more hard rock albums than any other American band, and they went from being an opening act to stadium headliners with the release of their third album, Toys In The Attic, released in 1975. The lead single from that album, “Sweet Emotion” marked important firsts: it was their first song to hit the Top 40 chart, and it was the first co-write credit that bassist Tom Hamilton got on the scoreboard. Steven Tyler’s lyrics are full of daggers aimed at Joe Perry’s then-girlfriend, and there is even a hidden message buried in the song. Dig in to the history of this classic tune in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

    Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 12 min
    The Bob Dylan song that Jimi Hendrix made his own

    The Bob Dylan song that Jimi Hendrix made his own

    Bob Dylan wrote “All Along The Watchtower” for his 1967 album, John Wesley Harding, after realizing he was getting swindled by his own management and record label. Jimi Hendrix immediately covered the song for his final album, Electric Ladyland, and did such a mind-blowing job of interpreting it musically and lyrically that Bob Dylan has long admitted it to be the better version. Find out the history this classic in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

    Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

Joeyo013 ,

Great show!

Only one bad thing…. I have been singing the lyrics all wrong😂

Foxbody King ,

Rock History Lessons

Love the show. Helps me appreciate the music I have been listening to for years.

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Love it!

Love the songs and the storytelling! Great show.

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